Herman G. Simpson


Herman G. Simpson, 72, of Belleville, Illinois, born Saturday, March 16, 1940, in Morley, MO, died Monday, July 23, 2012 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Herman retired from the Dial Corporation, St. Louis, MO. He attended Garden Heights Baptist Church, Belleville, IL.  

He was a great husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Walter and Ethel Margaret nee Kneezel Simpson
  • Brothers
    • Ed Simpson
    • Ray Simpson
  • Sister: Helen Clem

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Geraldine "Geri" nee Bohannon Simpson of Belleville, IL
  • Daughter: Lavetta "Rena" (Doug) Malone of Lebanon, IL
  • Son: Michael (Tara) Simpson of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Heather (Tyler) Lauderdale
    • Cayley Malone
    • Nicholas Malone
    • Jordan Fray

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Friday, July 27, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville,IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm Friday, July 27, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Terry Crownover officiating.  Private burial will be held.

Condolences left for Herman G. Simpson:

    May the sorrow you feel in your hearts be lightened by the love that surrounds you during this time. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Jennifer Glotfelty, Melissa Wallingsford, Jamie Kloster, Erica Szewczyk, Desteney Vasatka

    Jennifer Glotfelty Swansea IL 62226

    Herman was kind, gentle and caring. His love for others, especially his love for his family, was most notable. He
    will be deeply missed by us all.
    We treasure the good memories.

    Let us believe the gospel and live for the Lord now. Let's look forward to the coming reunion. May the Lord comfort all of the family, especially his dear wife, Geri....

    Rev. Terry, Sonia and Leslie Crownover Belleville Illinois 62220

    May you rest in peace Uncle Herman and please say hello to my grandpa for me, love you. And to his imediate family, my deepest sympathy's.

    Kristy simpson Dupo Il 62239

    To Herman's loving wife, Geri, his children & grandchildren; please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know Herman will be greatly missed.

    June J. Blackford Lehigh Acres Florida 33971

    In your life together there were thousands of kisses, none as special as the first and none so sad as the last. In your loss, may your love re-capture memories long forgotten, gestures and words of comfort and may God keep you in His Love until you are re-united in the House of the Lord.
    You are in my thoughts & prayers, Patsey

    Patricia Gatrell Charlotte North Carolina 28270

    May you rest in peace uncle Herman,and our prayers and thoughts are with your family in this difficult time.

    marcy simpson ofallon il 62269

    Rena - so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Peace to you and your family. Hope your memories of your father bring joy to your heart

    Jody Lauf

    jody lauf belleville il 62226

    Sorry to here the passing of Herman. Thoughts and prayers be with all of the family. Dave & Donna Valentine

    David Valentine Belleville IL 62226

    i wish i could be there for all of you, i wish i could have seen uncle herman one last time. that being said i take pride in knowing god will watch over him and all his family, being so far away and in the military doing what my nation ask, i realize how frail life is, it's not about money or fame, its about the people who you inspired, loved, and gave hope to. Uncle herman you in my mind will always be a symbol of hope and undying love for your family. to all those who knew herman, be strong and know god is watching over our herman simpson. i love you all so much,


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